I'm excited to share some big news today: my friend Adam Smith launched his first Kickstarter campaign today! I'm a backer, and you can be too. Here's how it works:
Pretty nifty, especially if you're a grocery store flower shopper like me; I read an article in Real Simple years ago about doctoring up grocery store flowers that was kind of mind-blowing for me at the time (mostly because it had never occurred to me that one might doctor up flowers to make them look better) and I am excited to make "look better" turn into "really pretty and fancy" with the same raw materials. Here is a beautiful example:
That kind of looks like a florist did it, doesn't it? I love florists, I do! But I love doing things myself even more. : ) Oprah once told me I should always have fresh flowers in my house no matter how poor I might be, and years later I have to say—she was right, and I do the best I can to heed her advice. Even if the flowers are clover bouquets made by small children, they really do brighten up the place!
So here's what you should do: tell everyone you know about the cool DIY Floral Grid. Buy one for yourself. Make something beautiful for your kitchen, or for your friend's birthday, or for a summer porch party. Take a picture and send it to me so I can share with Adam! You'll be supporting innovation, a product that will be manufactured in the Pacific Northwest, and best of all—you'll be making an investment in the future of a really clever inventor. He has more ideas up his sleeve, to be sure.
Thank you! : )
p.s. Are you new to Kickstarter? This is the second compaign I've supported (the first was for a Mama Cassie's cookbook) and it is really very easy—everything is handled through Amazon for payments. Don't be afraid! : )